Oh! And you had that raft so we didn't have to swim home!
|—Pearl, in "The Test"|
The Inflatable Raft is a raft that first appeared in the episode "Cheeseburger Backpack".
When Steven and the Crystal Gems need to cross over a ravine that forms in front of them and fills with water, Steven reaches into his backpack and pulls out the first sensible item he packed: a raft. Unfortunately, as soon as he tosses it into the water, it is carried down a waterfall by the current.
However, after the Lunar Sea Spire was destroyed and sinks to the bottom of the ocean, the Lunar Sea Spire floods and the Gems one by one pop up beside them from underwater. Not long after that, the raft that went over the edge earlier pops up and they get on it to head back home.
The Crystal Gems appear on a similar raft in the middle of the ocean checking for signs of Malachite (Lapis and Jasper's fusion). It is more of a greenish blue color instead of yellow, and it is larger than the raft in "Cheeseburger Backpack".
- In "The Test", Pearl refers back to the fact that Steven packed the raft in "Cheeseburger Backpack" so that they didn't have to swim home, upping his "grade percentage" for the mission to the Lunar Sea Spire.